Background music for my 1997 video to save Chippewa Falls' historic Burnt Bridge, formerly the Highway S Bridge. The video was shown on Eau Claire public access in Summer of 1997. I wrote the score and performed it on mandolin and guitar. Sounds were recorded in the field at the Burnt Bridge site. Topics: Burnt, bridge, Chippewa Falls, Chippewa, Wisconsin, history, acoustic, soundtrack
Some recordings that didn't make it into my other collections, but are worth a listen. Copyright 2001, Chris J Spaeth Mandolin-Chris Spaeth Guitar; Bass Guitar; Drum Programming-Trevor Labonte Topics: Acoustic, B-sides
This video explores the history of Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin's West Hill shops during the heyday of small neighborhood grocers. The video is structured as a walking tour along Olive, West Elm, Pearl and Mansfield streets where many of the buildings are still extant and operational. The 1.9 version of the video is heavy on narration and a 2.0 version with more titling and some improved video assets is forthcoming. Music used is "Wilhelm, The Grocer," sung by Ada Jones and available for... Topics: Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin, history, cultural geography, grocers, small business, Gutknecht's...
Tiit Raid--Percussion Chris Spaeth--Mandolin This is one of a series of jam sessions my friend and art teacher Tiit Raid and I had in his office at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire when I was enrolled there. Tiit has a great sense of the moment when playing and always seems to inject change-ups that keeps the music rolling. Most songs are minimally edited. "Birenbau Blues" and "Rain Falling on Eavestroughs" are original compositions, Copyright 2000, Chris Spaeth. Topics: Acoustic, World Music, Jam, Folk